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Zimbabwe latest: Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

Zimbabwe latest: Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Mugabe (right) made his first public appearance since the takeover on Friday Protesters are due to march in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The rally is supported by the military which staged a takeover on Wednesday. Regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party […]

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold

Image copyright SPL Image caption The US Fish and Wildlife Service argues hunting “will enhance the survival of the African elephant” President Donald Trump has suspended the import of elephant hunting trophies, only a day after a ban was relaxed by his administration. Imports of trophies from elephants legally hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe had […]

Billionaire v news anchor

Billionaire v news anchor

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight candidates are running for the presidency There may be eight candidates in the running for the presidency in Chile, but the race to replace socialist president Michelle Bachelet has been rather sluggish. Not only does the frontrunner, billionaire businessman Sebastián Piñera, have a wide lead over all the other […]

Flying high

Flying high

Image copyright The White House Camille Eddy, 23, works in robotics in Silicon Valley and has her sights set on Nasa. But she doesn’t think she would have chosen her career if she had gone to mainstream school. I was home-schooled from 1st grade to high school graduation by my mum. My sister was about […]

Deadly selfies

Deadly selfies

Image copyright Bangalore Photo Agency Image caption Vishwas G drowned in the temple pond as his friends photographed themselves Authorities in the southern Indian state of Karnataka are working on a campaign to warn people that “selfies can kill”. The move comes after the deaths of four students in recent months in selfie-related incidents, writes […]

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM to leave Saudi Arabia

Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM to leave Saudi Arabia

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Saad Hariri resigned unexpectedly on 4 November Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has tweeted that he is “on the way to the airport”, denying claims that he is being held hostage in Saudi Arabia. Mr Hariri resigned unexpectedly during a visit to Riyadh on 4 November – but his […]

Man and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Man and wife accidentally shot during church gun safety talk

Image copyright First United Methodist Church / Facebook A man accidentally shot himself and his wife during a discussion on gun safety at a Tennessee church, police say. The 81-year-old took out his pistol to show another parishioner amid a talk about recent shootings at places of worship. Forgetting the weapon was loaded, he fired […]

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests

Image copyright Handout Image caption Judge O’Neill said the number 50 could be incorrect as he “doesn’t keep count” Ohio voters are in shock after a top judge boasted of having been “sexually intimate” with “approximately 50 very attractive females”. State Supreme Court Judge Bill O’Neill, who is a Democratic candidate for state governor, made […]

Zimbabwe latest: Military backs anti-Mugabe march

Zimbabwe latest: Military backs anti-Mugabe march

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Mugabe made his first public appearance since the takeover on Friday Zimbabwe’s military has said it will back a protest march on Saturday in the capital Harare against President Robert Mugabe, as long as it is peaceful. The move comes amid growing calls for Mr Mugabe, 93, to step […]

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Fire rips through Cameroon parliament

Image copyright Camer24 An investigation is under way after the main parliament building in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé was badly damaged by a fire which ripped through four floors. Firefighters put out the blaze before it could reach the debating chamber. But the main opposition party’s offices were destroyed. There is no word on any casualties […]